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Howard F. Twiggs, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Raleigh, describes his time at Wake Forest University (he graduated from undergraduate in 1954 and from the School of Law in 1957) and subsequent years practicing law as a trial attorney in Raleigh. He explains how his devotion to politics and interest in public service led him to successfully run for office in the N.C. General Assembly. He reflects about particular bills in which he played a role including a capital punishment bill he introduced and a bill to increase handicap access to buildings. He concludes with thoughts about ethical issues in the legal field.

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